Here is a look at some of the best events taking place this weekend. Remember, you can always visit the complete events calendar by clicking on “EVENTS” in our main menu. Don’t forget that this weekend is Small Business Saturday so be sure to shop local!
The City of Orlando is working with Waze, a GPS software company, to table real-time traffic updates. Click HERE to get up-to-date road closure information before heading Downtown.
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The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” Click HERE to get information on their ticket lottery – only $25 bucks a ticket.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15
‘Tis the season for balls, pins, and festive socks! Because nothing bonds people like beer… er… bowling and banter. Invite your colleagues, your clients, your family and your friends—everyone is welcome at this holiday social. This community is only as great as those of us investing in it, so to show you how awesome we think you are the bowling is on us.
Experience the sights and sounds of the season when visiting Downtown for the Holidays. Throughout the entire month of December, Downtown Orlando is offering holiday events for all to enjoy! Grab a blanket and join the Downtown Development Board and MIX 105.1 on December 15, 2017 at Lake Eola Park to enjoy a free showing of the holiday movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
The 12 Bars of Christmas Pub Crawl Orlando Pub Crawl is doing it again! And with the help of Orlando Sport and Social Club, Guys with Ties Ambassadors, Mel’s Bad Girls Club and 101one WJRR! It’s time to crawl and help out a great cause during the holidays.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16
Tough Biker Orlando is an urban, crit-style mountain/cyclocross bike challenge through downtown city streets, public parks and parking garages. Tough Biker is committed to helping at-risk youth through the sport of mountain biking. Proceeds benefit charities who assist hungry/homeless at-risk youth in Central Florida.
Please come and join us on 12/16 Saturday at the store for our Annual Customer Appreciation Party 10 a.m.-2 p.m. We will have all of the grills out and in full effect Big Green Egg Weber Green Mountain Pellet Grills We will be cooking up alot of tasty options such as Turkey, Ham, Pork Butts, Ribs, Brisket and much much more! For those who get a bit thirsty we will have a complementary bar set up as well.
Registered Event. This is a non-alcoholic event. Join ACA as we explore the sounds and rhythms of our urban and natural world. Each walk is beneficial for people of all ages to de-stress, focus, and develop a deeper understanding of how we fit into the ecosystem of our environment. Free, and open to the public. Limited to 20 participants. Register to secure your spot.
The Battle Continues. The AutoNation Cure Bowl features a great matchup of NCAA teams, Georgia State University vs. Western Kentucky University with the goal to tackle breast cancer. Plus, Multi-Platinum Recording Artist, Andy Grammer, headlines a Pre-Game Concert.
50+ of Orlando’s local zinesters, artists, small press publishers, and writers–plus some folks from farther afield–celebrate and support independent publishing and DIY/T with Orlando Zine Fest 2017 on Saturday, December 16 outside of Will’s Pub/Lil Indie’s in the ambitiously appellated Dirty Laundry Amphitheatre. Free entry (of course) – accessible venue – swap and/or buy!
Enjoy Central Florida seafood at Redlight Redlight on December 16th. We will be boiling up some local shrimp, clams, sausage, corn and potatoes… there will also be optional blue crab available. Get there early before we sell out. $16 per shrimp boil $2 per crab.
Please join us for our 6th Annual Christmas Light Ride! Saturday, December 16, at 7 pm! We will take a ride through Ivanhoe Village and College Park to take in the great light displays. Ride will be about 6 miles at a casual pace, all bikes welcome! Don’t forget to decorate your bike.
Florida is Loud 2017 at Will’s Pub Holly Hunt Shroud Eater Junior Bruce Meatwound Other Body Ad Nauseum Wørsen Horsewhip Ether
Join us for our annual boat parade along the Wekiva River and experience our Winter Wonderland complete with snow flurries, Christmas lights, and decorations galore! General admission is free, but parking and entry is not guaranteed once we reach capacity. We encourage you to carpool, Uber, Lyft and arrive early to snag a spot or purchase a VIP ticket for guaranteed entry.
The prodigal Dove returns– and in greater numbers. Nomadic goth crooner Georgio ‘the Dove’ Valentino invites Los Angeles worldpunk duo the Swords of Fatima for a tour of his home state. Together they’ll celebrate the release of Dove’s latest– and last– album, the globe-spanning 17″ vinyl set The Future Lasts a Long Time.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
It’s the fifteenth Grandma Party Bazaar and you’re invited! Bring your friends on December 17th for the best Sunday of the year. Grandma Party is you and me and all of us making it happen, so you’d better be there because it just won’t be the same without you. As always, the party will be held in the parking lot of Stardust Video & Coffee starting at 10 a.m. and closing at Sundown.
The new and improved Credos is open and we are excited about Brunch this week! So join us this Sunday for the big reveal! Vegan Brunch and Booch with Joe’s Oat Patties and Orlando City Kombucha. Great food and great vibes!
Records, shirts, toys, comics, motorcycle and car parts, and whatever is out in the garage collecting dust. If you’re interested in setting up, please DM me to be put on the vendor list. Space is limited, as we will be set up in the old laundromat parking lot. Vendors with heat sensitive items will be placed under the overhang out of direct sunlight. If you are approved to set up, you’ll be responsible for your own tent and tables.
Come and find the most unique gifts for your family and friends at The Holiday Pop Swap Market in Audubon Park on Sunday, December 17th. Stroll through vendors with vintage, vinyl, & handcrafted products. We’ll have several food trucks and more! You never know what you’ll find!
Bring your sweet tooth on this 3 hour-ish walking and tasting tour of the Audubon Park Garden District, also known as Orlando’s dessert district. Your tour guide will take you to Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream, Gideon’s Bakehouse, The Gourmet Muffin, Olde Hearth Bread Company, Sprinkles Jewelry and Gifts, Bikes, Beans & Bordeaux Cafe and behind the scenes at Gezellig Cookies.
SFS for The Holidays: Country Covers w/ Kevin Maines, Jestelle, Miller & Khan, Sean Holcomb Luke Wagner Amy Robbins & More at Will’s Pub
Warm your Southern Fried hearts this season with your favorite classic country tunes, performed by many Orlando area musicians. Everyone 18+ is invited to share a laid-back night with a home-cooked dinner – by Clay BBQ Watson – and the spirits of the season, while enjoying short sets of mixed Country Covers and a few holiday tunes too.